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Rabbits, Rodents and Ferrets Lecture

Zoonotic Disease = infectious agents indigenous to vertebrate animals that are naturally transmissible btw humans and animals
Plague: yersinia pestis - black death epidemics, rat flea/rodent cycle
Typhus, 3 organisms: epidemic - ricketssia prowazakii scrub - orient tstsugamusi murine - rickettsia typhi
3 zoonotic hemorrhagic diseases: S American hemorrhagic fevers, korean hemorrhagic fever, hantavirus
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: Bunyavirus, acute onset of fever, pulmonary edema, renal failure
Rodents amplify which 4 diseases? Rocky mountain spotted fever, lyme disease, hepatitis E (calici), arenaviruses
Food/water borne diseases of rodents: (4) salmonella, yersiniosis, cryptosporidiosis, giardia
True or False, domestic species are more likely to carry zoonotic diseases than wild rodents? FALSE
True or False, Balisascaris is a huge domestic rodent zoonotic concern FALSE, not zoonotic --- transmitted in raccoon feces
How do you avoid lepto? avoid contaminated urine (wild rodent and their nests)
What species is associated with tularemia? rabbits
How do we avoid salmonella? Good hygiene
Other species of yersiniosis can cause _____ and _____ enteritis and arthritis
All mammals can get RABIES, T or F TRUE, carnivores greater likelihood
What rare zoonotic affects pregnant women and causes malaise, aseptic meningitis, and congenital malformations Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM)
E. caniculi affects which species: rabbits, guinea, pigs, humans route of transmission = urine
What is the dwarf tapeworm of rats and mice that can infect humans? hymenolepis nana
Created by: Sara2420



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